SO the lesson is – don’t take your sandwiches into the European Union.
A Polish lorry driver had his confiscated by Dutch border officials.
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The unbiased UK has vaccinated greater than double the variety of folks Germany hasCredit score: Getty – Pool
“British shandwiches! Not allowed,” screeched the Dutchman, earlier than stamping up and down on the bread, spraying ham and mustard everywhere. Most likely.
It seems just like the EU nations are getting just a bit bit arsey with all issues British.
As effectively they could. As a result of the will to depart the EU might transform each bit as infectious as Covid. It might quickly unfold all over the place from Amsterdam to Alicante.
Take a look at what’s occurred thus far. We aren’t ravenous, as we had been instructed we’d be as quickly as we left. Produce arrives just about the identical as ever.
The costs haven’t risen noticeably. Huge lorry queues aren’t occurring.
Commerce offers are being struck proper, left and centre. The forecasts for British financial progress are good.
In the meantime, over the Channel, the forms of the EU and European Fee has left residents livid – and in peril.
The rollout of the Covid vaccine in EU nations has not merely been sluggish, it’s been on a scale between glacial and non-existent.
And the explanation? Forms and laws. The very cause so many people voted to depart.
The unbiased UK has vaccinated greater than double the variety of folks Germany has. However even Germany’s vaccine programme is in disaster.
In components of Northern Germany folks wanting vaccines apply on-line and are instructed: “Thanks to your nice curiosity! Please attempt once more subsequent Tuesday morning.”
We had vaccinated a million folks earlier than the French had managed to vaccinate 500. Some nations — Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, for instance — have vaccinated solely handfuls.
The full variety of vaccinations in Germany, France, Italy and Spain — the 4 largest EU nations — quantities to only 12 per cent greater than these carried out by tiny Israel.
The reason being forms. In the summertime when our unbiased authorities was busy ordering as many vaccines as attainable, the European Fee dithered.
It didn’t know what the hell to do. There was bickering.
Since then, the EU’s European Medical Company has been painfully sluggish in approving vaccines to be used.
The consequence is a grave scarcity of vaccines on the continent.
That may result in extra deaths, as weak folks succumb to the virus.
Remainers argue that the vaccine rollout on the continent is right down to member nations and never the fault of the EU.
Balderdash — one other hilarious delusion. Every nation must get the inexperienced mild from the EU earlier than it proceeds.
And also you solely get the inexperienced mild when the medical company and the fee are agreed.
I don’t suppose our authorities has dealt with this disaster terribly effectively. We had been sluggish to lock down and sluggish to shut our borders.
I’m not satisfied by the tier system and nonetheless much less by the hokey cokey strategy to lockdowns.
There isn’t a doubt that the Authorities acted shortly in securing vaccinesCredit score: Getty – Pool
We had vaccinated a million folks earlier than the French had managed to vaccinate 500Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
However there is no such thing as a doubt that the Authorities acted shortly in securing vaccines: We’re forward of many of the world (Israel excepted) in that respect.
Being unbiased enabled us to take choices shortly. We at the moment are the envy of Europe.
So you possibly can stamp on as many sandwiches as you want, Ruud.
The independence bug is catching on, and also you received’t cease it.
STEFAN Thomas is a really wealthy man.
He has round £180million invested within the digital foreign money, bitcoins.
Stefan Thomas has round £180million invested in bitcoins, however cannot keep in mind his password
Hassle is, he’s forgotten his password. He wrote it down however misplaced the piece of paper.
And he has two more guesses as to what the password is – or he loses all that cash for ever.
He’s had eight makes an attempt at making an attempt to recollect.
So I assume he’s already tried his birthday, his canine’s identify, varied swearwords and the identify of the lass he fancied at school.
And I guess it’s the very first thing he tried besides with a rogue higher case letter in an surprising place.
IF I needed to make an inventory of the US Presidents I Suppose Are Actually Bloody Marvellous, Donald Trump wouldn’t determine.
The tip to his administration introduced disgrace upon him and the Republican Occasion and the USA.
Donald Trump has now been banned from TwitterCredit score: Reuters
However he has now been BANNED from Twitter.
And restricted in what he can say on different social media platforms.
And the massive tech firms have completed this for no cause apart from they disagree with him politically.
In order that they silence him.
These firms are all run by liberals.
And no folks on Earth are extra totalitarian than liberals.
They’ve an excessive amount of energy and are too partisan.
THE excellent news is the variety of new Covid instances is levelling off.
The newest figures present a lower in new infections from final week.
The unhealthy information is the Authorities is about to introduce MORE restrictions.
These would possibly contain a curb on takeaways and stopping folks exercising with pals.
They’ll in all probability cease you tagging folks on social media, too, or phoning family after six o’ clock.
I don’t doubt the hazard of Covid. However I do fear concerning the effectivity of lockdowns.
THE bloke who wrote a great deal of Dr Who episodes has stated that solely homosexual actors ought to play homosexual roles.
Russell T Davies stated it’s extra “genuine” that approach. Positive, Russell, mate.
Did Russell T Davies take the identical strategy when casting for Daleks?
However did you are taking the identical strategy again whenever you had been casting for Daleks?
Did you solely give the components to actors formed like a pepperpot and with a giant plunger protruding of their stomachs?
Or what concerning the Cybermen? Rectangular metallic blokes with ray weapons?
The purpose of appearing is to fake to be one thing you aren’t, be it The Prince of Denmark, a Dalek or a gay.
Recover from your self, Russell.
HERO of the week is Nottingham Forest’s footballer Lyle Taylor.
The proficient ahead is of blended race.
Nottingham Forest’s Lyle Taylor says he needs nothing in anyway to do with the organisation Black Lives MatterCredit score: Alamy Reside Information
However he refuses to take the knee earlier than video games, with the blessing of his black supervisor Chris Hughton.
Taylor says the knee-bending stuff is diluting the message to the purpose of meaninglessness.
He additionally says he needs nothing in anyway to do with the organisation Black Lives Matter, due to its horrible goals and targets.
He’s shocked that the media and the soccer authorities have thrown their weight behind it.
A vivid bloke. I hope different black and mixed-race gamers comply with his lead.
Footie’s snog ban
FOOTBALLERS could possibly be booked or despatched off in the event that they hug or snog each other after a aim has been scored.
That is the most recent plan to get them to respect social distancing.
It’s advantageous by me. If we may additionally advantageous them for kissing the membership badge, operating with their hand cupped to their ear, or pointing to the again of their shirts – higher nonetheless.
It received’t cease the unfold of Covid however it should cheer me up.
THIS lockdown is simply as extreme because the one we had final March.
However – marvel of wonders – there’s nonetheless loads of lavatory roll within the supermarkets.
Have we fallen out of affection with the Andrex pet?
Is that as a result of we’ve discovered, these final ten months, that there are extra vital issues on the planet than bathroom paper?
Have we fallen out of affection with the Andrex pet? By and enormous there’s so much much less panic-buying and hoarding occurring.
I’m wondering – have we actually learnt our lesson?
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